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Opinion: Why Edouard Mendy was nominated for the Yashin Trophy Award.

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been nominated for the Yashin Trophy Award- while Liverpool's Alisson has missed out. Mendy played a crucial role in last term's Champions League triumph.

The Senegalese international received a lot of praise for his performance against Liverpool in the English Premier League this season. Edouard Mendy was able to salvage a point for Chelsea during that match. He has already recorded three clean sheets in the English Premier League.

Where are the reasons why Eduard Mendy was nominated.

1. He was the first African goalkeeper to win the UEFA champions league.

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has become the first African goalkeeper to win a Champions League title, in its current form, after Chelsea beat Manchester City in the final.

2. Mendy's 2021 impressive form.

Edouard Mendy is up for the award following an impressive 2021 with Chelsea football club, after signing for the club last summer.

In 2021, Mendy has played 34 games in the Premier League and Champions League combined, keeping 19 clean sheets. It has seen him pick up the UEFA Goalkeeper of the Season award.

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Champions League Chelsea Eduard Mendy Yashin Yashin Trophy Award

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